Although Galen Rowell had no formal photographic training, he had his first big professional job covering a story for National Geographic less than a year after becoming a professional photographer.
Nature photography seems to have grown in popularity as the rise in digital cameras has continued to grow. As the quality of these cameras get better, the photographs hitting the web have become more and more beautiful.
There are 3 main components that make great Landscape Photography. These three components are crucial to any great photograph or work of art.
Landscape Photography is a sub-genre of Nature Photography and in most cases the subject of a landscape photography composition is a nature scene void of man and his affects on nature. If the photographer wishes to include man made influences such as a road or house surrounded by nature this would still be considered a landscape photograph.
What is it that makes Black and White Landscape Photography so intriguing? Is it that we are looking at a landscape scene in a simplified form? Is it that the lack of color helps us to focus on the complexities of shape and form in the landscape? There are many questions to explore.